Discovery; or, the Ferment of Jewish Montreal in the Fifties

With the relaxation of Catholic influence in Quebec, local Jewish culture began to come of age and flourish.

The crowd streams onto the field in celebration after McGill University’s football team won a game at home in 1953. Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images.

The crowd streams onto the field in celebration after McGill University’s football team won a game at home in 1953. Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Star via Getty Images.

Observation
Sept. 27 2018
About the author

Ruth R. Wisse is a research professor at Harvard and a distinguished senior fellow at the Tikvah Fund. Her most recent book is No Joke: Making Jewish Humor (2013, paperback 2015).


We present here the fifth chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Earlier chapters can be found hereFurther installments will appear over the next months.

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